|Part II..."Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe" - Democracy Now!|
Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist. He is author of dozens of books; his latest one from Verso Books is called Living in the End Times. This is Part II of this conversation. Watch Part I here. AMY GOODMAN: In these economically stressed times, how we’re expanding the war, how the administration is expanding the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK: Well, this is the first irony, that although Keynes is out of fashion today, Keynesian theory,...
|Part II...Fifty Years After Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, a Look at "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex" - Democracy Now!|
Part II...Fifty Years After Eisenhower’s Farewell Address, a Look at "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex" This week marks the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous farewell speech to the nation, in which he warned against the rise of a "military-industrial complex." We speak with William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, who traces the rise of the military-industrial compl...
|Paul Krugman on the New Class War in America|
Award-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speaks at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on June 13th, 2006 at an event titled "The New Class War in America."
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|Pt. 2 of Interview with Adam Hochschild on Voices of Dissent amidst the Din of War - Democracy Now!|
Historian and author Adam Hochschild talks to Democracy Now! about his latest book, To End All Wars, and the comparison between pacifist struggles in World War I-era Britain to the U.S. during Vietnam and Afghanistan and Iraq today. We also discuss Hochschild’s earlier book, King Leopold’s Ghost, about the horrific colonial exploitation of present-day DRC by Belgium’s King Leopold and the U.S.-backed assassination of the Congo’s first elected prime minister, Patrice Lumumba.